Assumption Quotes

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Steve Maraboli
“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Criss Jami
“In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Criss Jami
“Quiet people always know more than they seem. Although very normal, their inner world is by default fronted mysterious and therefore assumed weird. Never underestimate the social awareness and sense of reality in a quiet person; they are some of the most observant, absorbent persons of all.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Miguel Ruiz
“In any kind of relationship we can make the assumption that others know what we think, and we don’t have to say what we want. They are going to do what we want because they know us so well. If they don’t do what we want, what we assume they should do, we feel hurt and think, “How could you do that? You should know.” Again, we make the assumption that the other person knows what we want. A whole drama is created because we make this assumption and then put more assumptions on
top of it.”
Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

Michelle Obama
“Let's invite one another in. Maybe then we can begin to fear less, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us. Maybe we can better embrace the ways we are the same. It's not about being perfect. It's not about where you get yourself in the end. There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there's grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

William Safire
“Never assume the obvious is true.”
William Safire

Toba Beta
“Your desire to advise other people,
grows in line with your perception...
that assumes you're wiser than them.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Stieg Larsson
“Salander was an information junkie with a delinquent child's take on morals and ethics.”
Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Toba Beta
“When you make any assumption,
you are preparing room for error.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Emily Brontë
“It's wrong to anticipate evil.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

C.J. Tudor
“Never assume," my dad once told me. "To assume makes an 'ass' out of 'u' and 'me'.”
C.J. Tudor, The Chalk Man

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Assuming that all ‘unschooled’ people to lack education is akin to assuming that a salary is the only means to make money, or, that a vagina or a penis is the only source of an orgasm.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Criss Jami
“Assuming what people want is about as controlled as using fireworks to start a fire.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Roger Spitz
“Human capital is without a doubt the most important intangible asset to develop, and will continue to be.”
Roger Spitz, The Definitive Guide to Thriving on Disruption: Volume IV - Disruption as a Springboard to Value Creation

“There are all kinds of ignorance that are insidious.
Most involve not asking the right questions,
or not questioning the assumptions in the questions themselves.

We can do better.”
Shellen Lubin

Julie   Murphy
“I don't exactly get to be moody or snappy when I don't feel like putting on a happy face, because when most people meet me, I'm already starting out with a deficit. Fat girls don't get that luxury.”
Julie Murphy, Puddin'

Bertrand Russell
“Domestic animals expect food when they see the person who usually feeds them. We know that all these rather crude expectations of uniformity are liable to be misleading. The man who has fed the chicken every day throughout its life at last wrings its neck instead, showing that more refined views as to the uniformity of nature would have been useful to the chicken.”
Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy

“In 2004, the FDA urged drug companies to adopt a 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy with respect to their clinical-trial data showing that antidepressants are not better than placebos for depressed children. If the data were made public, they cautioned, it might lead doctors to not prescribe antidepressants. The FDA believed that the jury was still out on antidepressants for children. Even if the clinical trials show negative results, an FDA spokesperson was reported to have said to a Washington Post reporter, it doesn't mean that the drugs are ineffective. The assumption seems to have been that doctors should prescribe medications that have not been shown to work, until it has been proven that they don't work.”
Irving Kirsch, The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

Steven Magee
“Making the assumption that I am in the presence of criminals has always kept me safe when interacting with police officers.”
Steven Magee

stained hanes
“When giving instructions, or evaluating a proposal, it helps to be a specific and not to assume the other side understands what we mean.

We must always be prepared for the fact that the listener may be stupid.”
stained hanes, 94,000 Wasps in a Trench Coat

Steven Magee
“The safest assumption you can make with a police officer is that you are in the presence of a criminal until proven otherwise.”
Steven Magee

Erin La Rosa
“Sounds like he has a hard time opening up, and him sharing this--- even if it wasn't a full truth--- was probably a massive deal for him. And for you to assume he owes an explanation is, well... it's a little selfish."
Nina curled her bottom lip into her mouth and nibbled. Maybe Sophie had a point, but still, wasn't his omission a sign of him not trusting her?
"I can see that your wheels are spinning, so let me put it this way--- his mental health is personal and important. The same way that you don't owe him a full gynecological report just because you've let him in your vagina.”
Erin La Rosa, For Butter or Worse

Sukant Ratnakar
“Communication gaps give reasons to assume, and assumption is the mother of all chaos. Including relationships!”
Sukant Ratnakar, Quantraz

Steven Magee
“Assume all police officers are corrupt, it is the safest assumption.”
Steven Magee

Abhijit Naskar
“Give your shoes to those who have none,
Walk in another's shoes whenever you can.
Judgment comes easy to every single animal,
It takes a human to act across assumption.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Centurion Sermon: Mental Por El Mundo

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Ignorance is the assumption that you’re not.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Abhijit Naskar
“Truth is the biggest lie of all,
All truths are rooted in assumption.
In fact, real truth isn't a stagnant point,
But a dynamic force of eternal correction.”
Abhijit Naskar, Insan Himalayanoğlu: It's Time to Defect

Abhijit Naskar
“Truth is the biggest lie of all, All truths are rooted in assumption.”
Abhijit Naskar, Insan Himalayanoğlu: It's Time to Defect

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